FROM HEAVEN ABOVE TO EARTH I COME – Chorale harmonized by Hans Leo Hassler/trans. Kevin McChesney, Level I+, Pastorale by Johann Pachelbel/trans. Kevin McChesney – 3-5 octaves handbells – Level III
Yes, Pachelbel wrote something other than the Canon! In fact, he wrote quite a rich collection of beautiful sacred music. This is a fine transcription of Pachelbel’s treatment of the advent chorale “From Heaven Above to Earth I Come.” There are options here for using both the Chorale and the Pastorale, and for performing with SATB choir, unison choir, or solo voice. A lovely addition to any traditional service or concert.